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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 12, 2020

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Will we get an October surprise? News events are moving at breakneck speed. In the span of one week: President Trump was hospitalized for COVID-19, released and is now back at home in the White House giving re-election rally speeches. The second presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden was cancelled as Trump declined to participate in a virtual debate. The FBI charged six men with a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If…Trump Wins on Election Night but Biden Prevails After Mail-in Ballot Count”

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The Red Mirage…and Blue Shift  It's Election Day 2020. Tensions are high. Alarm bells have been sounding for weeks with President Trump's repeated statements that mail-in ballots are rigged. Polls in recent weeks have shown that Democrats planned to vote by mail at a much higher rate than Republicans. Indeed, in key swing state Wisconsin, a Marquette University poll revealed that 47% of Democrats plan to vote by mail, while just 18% of Republicans do ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – October 5, 2020

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President Trump hospitalized with COVID-19 infection. Last week President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump became infected with COVID-19. On Friday, the president was moved to Walter Reed Medical Center and received an experimental antibody drug treatment through a "compassionate care use" request made by the biotech company Regeneron. A Sunday press conference with White House doctors said the president "feels well" and that he could be discharged as early as Monday. The U.S. stock ... >> Read More        
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The Wreck of the Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

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On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called the Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship was the idea of Edward Mills from New York. His original aim was to create a route from New York to Chagres, Panama. This was to be the first of a two-leg trip. After reaching Panama travelers could continue, via another ship from Panama to California, which was attracting people from all over the country ... >> Read More        
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“What Happens If….Biden Wins in a Landslide

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Between now and Election Day, we present to you an in-depth Blanchard exclusive Presidential Election series. Please join us each week as we cover six hypothetical scenarios and detail potential outcomes for the economy, geopolitics, the stock market and precious metals if these scenarios unfold. We invite your comments, questions and insights below in this interactive event. Read Part 1 here: “What happens if….” Trump Wins in a Landslide The Blue Sweep Election Day 2020 ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – September 28, 2020

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Political risks are rising. The stock market sank last week as the September sell-off continues, with technology stocks leading the way down. The Nasdaq 100 has plunged 12% since September 2nd. The FAANG stocks, which include Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet (Google) have tumbled 15%. The S&P 500 has dropped 9% so far in September. The stock market is lurching lower amid the growing uncertainty over the state of the economy, worries over the ... >> Read More        
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“What happens if….” Trump Wins in a Landslide

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Over the next six weeks, we present to you an in-depth Blanchard exclusive Presidential Election series. Please join us each week as we cover six hypothetical scenarios and detail potential outcomes for the economy, geopolitics, the stock market and precious metals if these scenarios unfold. We invite your comments, questions and insights below in this interactive event. Trump Sweeps! It's election night November 3, 2020. Millions of Americans are anxiously glued to their television sets ... >> Read More        
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The 1835 Capped Bust Dime

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It would surprise many to learn that a coin designer at the US Mint in Philadelphia was, in fact, born in Germany. This unlikely origin for someone who has left such an indelible mark on US coins is only one of many unexpected sides to John Reich who, in 1800, moved to the United States after the Revolutionary War came to an end. His early work was so striking that Thomas Jefferson recommended that Reich ... >> Read More        
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Monday Morning Wrap Up – September 21, 2020

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Are you ready for October? Crash month. It's right around the corner. October often triggers fear and panic among investors as memories of the 1929 and 1987 market crashes come alive. Indeed, history is littered with downright scary moves in October. Remember the 554-point drop on October 27, 1997? Don't forget Friday the 13th in 1989. More recently, the Dow crashed 18.2% in October 2008 (1,874 points). Investors are rightly concerned that the recent tech-led ... >> Read More        
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The Fed is Making History

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Blanchard Fed Report: September 2020 Not only for its unprecedented 0% interest rate and money printing policies, but because it is creating one of the most positive environments for gold that we have seen in modern history. Today, we saw another Federal Reserve meeting. And, yes, another reason to buy gold and silver.   The Fed kept its benchmark interest rate at zero percent today.   That was expected.   Yet, the more we listen ... >> Read More